Maximilio Pruneda, Blood Storm, Froelick Gallery
Catherine Haley Epstein, Pony Ride 2, 2011, Froelick Gallery
Over 30 artists are represented in Equine, and the form of the horse (or part thereof) is portrayed in paintings, drawings, photography, prints, textiles and sculptural works of various media. Although several pieces contemplate the horse in a natural setting, most of the works spark thoughts and emotions about how horses have played and play in history, myth, society and personal experience.
Christopher Rauschenberg, Marche aux peuces, 2010, Froelick Gallery
Dorian Reisman, Holy Horse, 2010, Froelick GalleryWith so many pieces, the show is able to encompass a broad range of work by well-established artists, such as Rick Bartow and Susan Seubert, and lesser known local and 'hip' artists like Dorian Reisman (21st century pop) or Emily Katz (DIY handicrafts go fine art) next to historical works such as those of Tom Hardy (1950s) and a famous photographic collotype of the horse in motion by Eadweard Muybridge (19th century). Yet, while bringing together quite disparate artists and media, the show remains tight and true to the subject of the show, with the horse remaining the poignant and central subject in almost every piece, and an overall curatorial flavor stays intact.
Susan Seubert, Bridle, Blinders, 2011, Froelick Gallery
Rick Bartow, White Shadow (Homage to Little Beaver Fry), 2004, Froelick Gallery
Froelick Gallery, on NW Davis between Broadway and the Park Blocks, is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30am to 5:30pm and by appointment.